Cor Cantiamo was awarded a $7,500 grant from the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund. This fund is set up to provide assistance to further music education, music appreciation, and performance and has been awarded to Cor Cantiamo through the DeKalb County Community Foundation.
Cor Cantiamo said it is grateful to the Wurlitzer Foundation Fund for this grant to support performance and educational outreach programs.
“The support we receive in DeKalb county is an essential building block in supporting our mission,” said Dr. Eric Johnson, Founding Artistic Director of Cor Cantiamo. “The Wurlitzer Foundation Grant will benefit the goals at the heart of our organization.”
Johnson also said the organization is proud of the work they do in DeKalb County to enrich the cultural lives of the community. From local concerts to educational outreach programs with area high schools, Cor Cantaimo is bringing world class musical experiences to the community.
Cor Cantiamo’s next concert will be presented on Thursday, November 3 at 8:00 pm in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall at Northern Illinois University. The concert will feature the world premiere performance of The Seven Heavens, composed by British composer James Whitbourn. This multi-movement work is a musical biography of the author C.S. Lewis scored for chamber choir and seven instrumentalists. There will be a pre-concert lecture about the creation of this stunning new work by the composer at 7:00 pm.TICKETS